Big Data for Social Good

To respond effectively and efficiently to the spread of infectious diseases, pollution, earthquakes and other disasters, governments and NGOs need to know where the impacted people are, in which direction they are moving and how the environment is changing. Mobile operators can help provide that information, while respecting individuals’ privacy and safeguarding personal data. Through the GSMA, mobile operators are establishing a common framework and ecosystem approach that can support strategic planning, decision-making and support preparedness and response to help people recover from a disaster, contain an epidemic and contend with environmental pollution.

Backed by 20 operators accounting for over two billion connections in over 100 countries, the GSMA’s Big Data for Social Good initiative is developing a consistent approach and processes mobile operators can use to share insights with public agencies and NGOs, while building an ecosystem to support timely planning and response.

Visit the Big Data for Social Good online toolkit, a comprehensive guide to the key components needed to implement mobile data-driven solutions here.

 

 

Mobile Operator Task Force

Airtel

Hutchison Whampoa Limited

KDDI

KT

MTC

Megafon

Millicom

NTT Docomo

Orange

SK Telecom

Safaricom

Softbank

T-Mobile

Telefonica

Telenet

Telenor

Telia Company

Turkcell

Vodafone

Zain

Advisory Panel

Founding Partners

Data 2x

Dial Impact Alliace

Global Partnership


Be Healthy Be Mobile

Global Pulse

OCHA

UNDP

UNHCR

Unicef

World Bank Group

World Food Programme